A passenger plane belonging to state-run airline Pakistani International Airlines has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi, according to Abdul Sattar Kokhar, spokesman for the nation’s civil aviation authority.
There were no immediate reports about the number of casualties. The aircraft coming from the southern city of Lahore was carrying 99 passengers and seven crew members, he explained.
Local television reports revealed smoke coming from the direction of the airport. Ambulances were on their way into the airport.